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Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stage

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage. It has a standard of living th...

Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stage

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage. It has a standard of living th...

In Mideast, democracy struggles to strike root

Egyptians go to the polls next week in what is essentially a one-candidate election considered by critics to be a return of sorts to authoritarian rule, after a 2011 revolution that sparked loftier ex...

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble after police recommended bribery, fraud and other charges against him. Yet the law doesn't require him to step down until convicted, ...

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in trouble after police recommended bribery and other charges against him. Yet he's not required to step down until a convicti...

For Mideast, 2018 could be a pivotal year in war and peace

CAIRO (AP) — Will 2018 dampen the fires that rage across the Middle East? Although skepticism is understandable, there is a glimmer of change. The fight against the Islamic State gro...

For Mideast, 2018 could be a pivotal year in war and peace

CAIRO (AP) — Will 2018 dampen the fires that rage across the Middle East? Although skepticism is understandable, there is a glimmer of change. The fight against the Islamic State gro...

Channeling Trump? Beleaguered Netanyahu assails media

JERUSALEM (AP) — Directly addressing his nationalist base, a beleaguered leader accuses the news media of obsessively promoting a liberal agenda, conducting a "witch hunt against me and my family," an...

Trump touts ultimate peace, leaving details for later

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and declared a breakthrough regional peace within reach. No one contradicted him, but behind the pageantry and pol...

US missile strike could resonate beyond Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — President Donald Trump's 59-missile message to Syria — the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated — may well resonate with Bashar Assad. But to truly change the ...

Mosul lays bare the challenge of asymmetric warfare

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than ...

Few good alternatives to Palestinian state

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Trump Administration appears to be easing away from longstanding U.S. support for Palestinian statehood as the preferred outcome of Middle East peace efforts, which may please som...

Mideast expects big changes under Trump

CAIRO (AP) — Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could land like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered gover...

AP Analysis: Advantage Assad _ Aleppo capture a key moment

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government's recapture of Aleppo after a prolonged and punishing air assault is a defining moment in the country's devastating civil war: it leaves President Bashar Assad in c...

In long and bloody Syria war, this truce may be different

BEIRUT (AP) -- Five years of failed efforts to quell the fighting in Syria have persuaded many observers that the war, inconclusive and catastrophic on a historic scale, may not be resolvable. A truce...